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Emergency Dune Repairs Underway in Normandy Beach

No overwash, no breach, but close call at last high tide

Emergency dune repairs were being made in the area of 8th Avenue in the township's Normandy Beach section Friday afternoon.

Several bulldozers and an excavator were working to shore up the dunes near that street and several surrounding streets, as the most recent high tide on the oceanfront whittled away at a berm the township had built up there.

"We're doing our very best to stop that water from coming back," said Brick Township Council President Bob Moore. "We jumped on it very quickly."

Moore said an overnight high tide began to wash away the dune, but crews responded quickly and were able to prevent an overwash, while also saving a nearby home that is under reconstruction following Superstorm Sandy.

In all, between eight and 10 truck loads of sand will be delivered from the mainland Friday, Moore said.

Both township employees and employees of Bil-Jim Construction, a contractor, were at the scene.

The morning high tide on the bay side caused some street flooding, but Moore said to the best of his knowledge, no homes were flooded.

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